Definition of taxon in English:

taxon

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Pronunciation: /ˈtaksɒn
 
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noun (plural taxa /ˈtaksə/)

Biology
  • A taxonomic group of any rank, such as a species, family, or class.
    More example sentences
    • The extent of polyploidy in target taxa and related species was generally unknown.
    • Each taxon represents a single species, except where the number of taxa is given in parentheses.
    • For this study, we were not able to obtain standard samples for these species taxa.

Origin

1920s: back-formation from taxonomy.

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